A Vietnam War era veteran died from an apparent suicide last week on the grounds of Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth, according to a statement released by a hospital spokesman.

A Vietnam War era veteran died from an apparent suicide last week on the grounds of Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth, according to a statement released by a hospital spokesman.

The veteran, who was identified as Michael Douglas, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the emergency department parking lot of the Eisenhower VA Medical Center, according to a statement issued by Joseph Burks, public affairs officer for VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System.

The VA Eastern Health Care System includes the Eisenhower VA Medical Center.

An employee notified the VA Police Department of an unresponsive person in a parked car in the parking lot. Medical treatment was administered but Douglas was pronounced dead, according to the statement.

“We take hard the loss of any Veteran (during war or peace) and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Michael Douglas,” Burks wrote in the statement. “Executive leaders at VA Eastern Kansas share their deepest appreciation for those staff members involved in the incident and offer their sincere gratitude to the entire organization for the quick, appropriate, and honorable work throughout the situation.”